Thursday, November 15, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
CCRA Board Transition
On November 13, Wade Albert will be stepping down  as president of CCRA to pursue a judgeship.  Wade has been president since 2016 and we all wish him well. 

According to our bylaws, Executive Vice President, Matthew Fontana, will step in as president on an interim basis.
Office Closure

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the CCRA office is closed from Wednesday, 11/21, and will reopen on Monday, 11/26.  Any emails and phone messages received will be responded to on Monday, 11/26.  
 Trash Collection
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, no trash will be collected on Thursday, 11/22.  Collection will resume on Friday, 11/23. 

Upcoming Events
2018 Rowhouse Symposium - 2 Days

Dates and Location
  • Friday, November 16, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St.
  • Saturday, November 17, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday: Materials Conservation Co., 1714 N Mascher St.
 will be offering a free two-day symposium on the Philadelphia rowhouse.
Experienced professionals will teach techniques on how to maintain and repair row houses, including ventilation and HVAC, wood window repair and replacement, and underpinning existing walls.
Speakers from city agencies will be there to answer questions.
"Warmth in Winter" Donation Drive

The Philadelphia Orchestra is participating in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' "Warmth in Winter" donation drive with Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown through November 26.  Donate hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves to help the youth in Philadelphia's shelter system. Donations can be dropped off at designated donation boxes in the Kimmel Center lobby. "Warmth in Winter" is a Program Partner of Urban Affairs Coalition.  
The James M. Boice Foundation 5th Annual Benefit Concert

The James M. Boice Foundation for Women is holding its fifth annual benefit concert on Saturday, December 1, 2 PM, at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square.  The foundation works to provide orphaned African young women with scholarship support.  Admission is free.  For information go to
For more information about neighborhood events, check out CCRA's Community Events Calendar
Useful Links

CCRA Merchant Member Discount Program
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described here) to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.

Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
NextMove Dance - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Photo Lounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)
Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St, (215-772-1911)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)
Rim's Dry Cleaners & Tailors,2203 South St. (215-546-1889)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Suga Restaurant, 1720 Sansom St. (215-717-8968)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215.546.7889)
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)

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